The Hoodwitch: Witch Tips & Weekly Horoscopes 7/12~18/2017

Written By Jessica Lanyadoo

Witch Tips:

After a long week of deep feels and twists of fate, this week kicks off with some good news! Mercury is sextile to Jupiter on the 13th-15th, and this is a chill transit. The energies of this time are good for coming to greater awareness, enjoying your connections to others, and forging plans. There’s a creative flow between the big picture and the details around these days, so take advantage of it!

Trouble doesn’t properly begin until the 16th, when we get hit by a weird double whammy: from the 16th – 18th, the planet of combat, Mars, forms a Square to the planet of sudden explosions, Uranus, while diplomatic Venus Squares devotional Neptune. Lets first take a closer looks at what a ‘Square’ is. In astrology, a Square is when two or more planets sit at a 90° angle to each other; the effect is that the planets in question struggle with each other. The potential here is that they come up with creative and effective solutions, but the risk is straight up conflict. Think of the planets involved in a Square aspect as potentially either stumbling blocks or building blocks to one another.

In regards to Venus Square Neptune, it’s time to watch out for ‘fake news’ and false idols. You may be gripped by a delusion that feels like the realest thing you’ve ever felt, or like you’ve received all the information that you need by way of instincts alone. Trust your heart, but don’t lose your head, ya’ll. This period is one in which you should feel your feels without jumping to conclusions or making connections that aren’t there.

This will be extra hard because of the Mars/Uranus transit. These two planets together are combustible, and will make it all too easy to fly off the handle. This energy will make you feel so extra that you’re likely to want to go off on someone or to impulsively burn something to the ground. The best use of this time is in exploration. Investigate your circumstances, impulses, and needs so that you can grow in directions that feed your soul.




March 21-April 19

When you’re not clear about what you want, it’s easy to get caught up in your ego. The ego on it’s own is not a bad thing, but it’s driven by power and dominion, not wholeness or happiness. Make sure that you’re not caught up in a compelling distraction that you’ll just have to untangle at a later date. A good way to do this is simple: don’t run from your past; run towards your future. Affirm that you’re rushing towards a thing, and once done, assess whether you really want it, my love.




April 20-May 20

Your relationships are hecka confusing, and it’s complicated. When people tell you that they’re timely, you tend to believe them – even when they start showing up late for all of your plans. Identify the space between what people tell you about themselves and what you have IRL evidence of, Taurus. It’s important that you value your own experience over what people tell you about them, even if it hurts. Prioritize your own experience of the truth this week.




May 21-June 21

How people perceive you is something that you can only sorta kinda control. This week you’re likely to run into misconceptions that others have about you as well as other social issues that mystify you, Twin Star. Instead of rushing to defend yourself, try to be interested in what led people to misunderstand you so that you have more insight into how your actions are being perceived. No Gemini is an island – let people help you better understand yourself this week.




June 22-July 22

Watch out, Moonchild, this week your ego is on the chopping block, and nobody likes that! No matter what it feels like in the moment, you don’t need to prove yourself to anyone. It takes a strong sense of self to know when to step up and when to bide your time, so make it your practice, my love. It’s not important that you demonstrate your feels, perspective, or validity unless it is; breathe through your kneejerk reactions before you follow them straight off a cliff, my love.




July 23-Aug. 22

Don’t spend money you don’t have, and don’t count on friendships you haven’t yet earned, Leo. This week, you run the risk of making some pretty big assumptions about what’s owed to you, and that can get you in a whole lot of trouble if you’re not careful. You’ve been going through a lot, but you’re not alone in that – everyone around you is going through intense changes, too. Make sure that you’re on the same page, and err on the side of over-communicating this week.




Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Giving people the benefit of the doubt is kind, but it’s not always deserved. Instead of expecting the best or the worst from people, release your expectations and just be present, Virgo. Notice where things are at in the here and now so that you can accept them. Once this is done, you can make a plan to change whatever you need to, but for now your awareness sans projections is sorely needed. It’s easiest to handle what you truly understand.




Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Your interpersonal connections are an important part of your career, in part because it’s always easier to feel connected to your work when you feel a bond with the people you’re working with. Be open to major changes and sudden reveals with the people you know, especially those you met through work. Things may not be stable right now, and that’s actually OK – just make sure that you’re not allowing for them to be stuck. Growth requires you to outgrow some things and people; be here for it, Libra.




Oct. 23-Nov. 21

What you do matters, Scorpio. Your actions have reverberations that you can’t predict, so it’s imperative that when you do what you do, it’s with intention. You can’t control what’s happening around you, but you can manage your own behavior, and that’s exactly what you need to do. Don’t set standards for yourself based on the worst person you know; set the bar high, and then rise to meet it, my love. 




Nov. 22-Dec. 21

If you don’t make your boundaries clear to others, how are they supposed to respect them? Set your relationships up for success by giving them a fighting chance, ‘Tarius. This week, you’re likely to have to deal with some sort of miscommunications, and the worst thing you can do is make assumptions about what others have understood and what they want. Don’t assume that your experience is shared by the people you’re close to – no matter how much you think it should be.




Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Things are finally coming to a head, Cappy Mon Capitan, and that means it’s time to step up and deal. You can’t live your life for anyone but yourself, and this is one of those times when you’re on call to choose your compromises with care. Pursue long-term quality of life over short-term accolades or power. Your greatest rewards will come from a life well lived, not attention from people you barely even care about or from fancy toys. Don’t let fear or other people’s opinions hold you back now.




Jan. 20-Feb. 18

How you live on the day-to-day is a foundational part of what your life ends up being about, Aquarius. Yours is not a sign that enjoys mindless repetition, but you don’t like change being forced on you either. Look to your entrenched habits this week to find the roots of your discontent. You may need to finally adjust to a situation that’s already changed, or it make be time to finally shake things up; either way, have the confidence to breathe life into your routines this week.




Feb. 19-March 20

If you’ve been overdoing it lately, you’re probably feeling extra tired right now. It’s time for you to manage your affairs in a more balanced way, Pisces. Saying yes to everything that you can is exciting, but it’s also bound to catch up with you eventually. If things slipped through the cracks, you’re gonna have to deal with them this week. Making mistakes is a part of life! Be graceful in the face of yours by owning them and moving on.